I think we need to update the canned message whose text yields the below
in the ticket. In particular the "Those package CVS trees are
periodically merged..." sentence needs to be removed.
The problem you report has caused modification in some fashion in
the official CVS for the given package. The w32api and
mingw-runtime official CVS reside in the winsup CVS directory tree for
Cygwin. Those package CVS trees are periodically merged into
the MinGW CVS tree. If you still find problems then please open a